Patti Page: The Oklahoma Thrush With 'The Tennessee Waltz'

Unforgettable songs like "Tennessee Waltz" and "(How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window" made Patti Page the best-selling female singer of the 1950s and a star who would spend much of the rest of her life traveling the world. When unspecified health

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Unforgettable songs like "Tennessee Waltz" and "(How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window?" made Patti Page the best-selling female singer of the 1950s and a star who would spend much of the rest of

Patti Page, who sold more than 100 million records, made the Tennessee Waltz a national dance and became the most popular female singer of the 1950s, died Tuesday in a nursing home in Encinitas, Calif. She was 85. Although she had been ill for some

“Patti Page.” That perkily generic name virtually screams 1950s, when sweet girls were attired in organdy dresses and spotless reputations, and when demure female vocalists sang of doggies in the window and rural heartbreak in waltz time, back in that

Patti Page, the top-selling female artist of the 1950s with more than 100 million records sold, has died. She was 85. In addition to her hits, Page is believed to be the first artist to overdub her voice in the studio, long before it became a standard